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Proper tips for proper tooth brushing habits always start with brushing every single day, twice daily. Brushing doesn’t have to take too much of your time, as two minutes per session will suffice in the battle of teeth vs tooth decay. If you are brushing for the required amount of time, you will be able to hit all corners of your mouth more effectively. Even the way you brush can have an enormous impact on its effectiveness.

The proper angle to hold your toothbrush is often considered about 45-degrees to your gums. Brushing from this angle makes contact with the teeth easier and more effective, and it also promotes more brush-to-surface contact. When brushing your front teeth, position your brush vertically for maximum effectiveness.

Your brush strokes should be small and soft. Pushing too hard can cause gum irritation or could be too abrasive to your tooth enamel. Brush your tongue as well to remove bacteria and help fight against halitosis. When finished, be sure to properly store your toothbrush to prevent contamination.

Brushing alone is not enough to protect your teeth, so implement other tools for cleaning between your teeth, such as dental floss or a dentist-approved interdental cleaner. If you ever have any questions regarding your oral health care, our dentist at Rivereast Dental Group can assist you.

Rivereast Dental Group wants your teeth to shine this year. If you are interested in a professional cleaning from Dr. Douglas Doran, please contact our office in Marlborough, Connecticut, by calling us at 860.295.9536. Let us help you make your smile even better!